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06.12.19

A Call to Action for Children: the UK General Election December 2019

The next UK Government and Parliament will continue to have significant power and influence over the lives of children and young people in Wales.

It is for this reason that we are calling on all political parties to commit to prioritising and investing in children and young people. We believe that every child should have the chance to reach their full potential and should be given a higher political priority.


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13.09.19

Equal protection for children: Removing the defence of reasonable punishment in cases of assault and battery

This briefing has been prepared by Children in Wales to give an overview of the Children (Abolition of Defence of Reasonable Punishment) (Wales) Bill.


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02.04.19

The impact of Legal Integration of the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child in Wales

Sean O’Neill, Policy Director at Children in Wales, along with Dr Simon Hoffman from the Wales Observatory on Human Rights of Children and Young People, have produced a report looking at progress made on children’s rights in Wales since the introduction of the UNCRC into domestic law. The report was commissioned by the Equality and Human Rights Commission.


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21.03.19

Rights of the Child UK (ROCK) Annual Conference 2018 – Post-conference summary report

The 2018 Rights of the Child UK (ROCK) Conference was held in Cardiff on 12th December.

The Conference brought together almost 100 delegates from across Wales, Scotland, England, Northern Ireland and parts of Europe to explore developments taking place in each country to embed the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child (UNCRC) into law and policy.

The programme provided a timely opportunity for a range of child rights experts and commentators, including notable academics, third sector organisations and representatives from human rights institutions (NHRI), to highlight progress and future opportunities for further legal protections for children.


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27.09.18

Children Human Rights Defenders in Wales respond to United Nations Day of General Discussion consultation

In advance of the United Nations Day of General Discussion, Children in Wales has published a response to the Child Rights Connect, (CRC) consultation on Children Human Rights Defenders.

The consultation, ‘The Views, Perspectives and Recommendations of Children Across the World’ will form the main discussion on the day. It summarises the responses of children and young people, including those from Wales.

Children in Wales worked with young people to collect their views as children human rights defenders. Their views can be read in full in our accompanying report, published today. There was a wide range of topics, with input from a variety of groups.

Children in Wales would like to thank all of the groups and partner organisations who contributed, and to especially thank all the young people who gave their views and continue to be human rights defenders.


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25.10.17

Brexit & Children’s Rights in Wales: A Briefing Paper

At the Cross-Party Group on Children and Young People on 18 October 2017, Children in Wales and the Wales Observatory on Human Rights of Children and Young People at Swansea University launched a briefing paper on Brexit and Children’s Rights in Wales.

With the UK leaving the European Union, the paper sets out concerns that have arisen for children in Wales, and opportunities to protect children’s rights through law and policy in Wales.

The briefing concentrates on four main areas; the erosion of guarantees of fundamental rights, the undermining of social cohesion, the loss of EU funding to support disadvantaged communities, and the lack of meaningful opportunities for children to have participated in the Brexit process.

The briefing provides concrete recommendations on strengthening or safeguarding children’s rights as the Brexit process continues.

If you would like to read the brief in full, you can download it here.

You can also keep up with developments in Brexit and Children’s Rights by following developments on our website, here, and by following the hashtag #BrexitCYPWales on twitter.


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12.07.17

Wales UNCRC Monitoring Group Report

Combined report of the recommendations for Wales, from the

  • Concluding Observations on the Fifth Periodic Report of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland (July 2016)
  •  GB Civil Society Report to the UN Committee: Suggested Questions and Recommendations to ask the UK State Party and devolved governments (May 2016)
  • UNCRC Monitoring Group Report to the UN Committee (July 2015)


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02.06.17

UNCRC Monitoring Group General Election 2017 Manifesto Briefing

Children in Wales, on behalf of the UNCRC Monitoring Group, have also released a short summary of some of the key commitments set out in the party manifestos which will have most relevance to the children’s rights agenda and which are of most relevance to Wales in the devolved context.


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25.05.17

Wales UNCRC Monitoring Group Universal Periodic Review

The Wales UNCRC Monitoring Group welcomed the recommendations from the report of the United Nations on the Universal Periodic Review by releasing a briefing paper.


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28.09.15

Young wales report to the United Nations Committee on the Rights of the Child

This report, undertaken as part of our Young Wales work, looks primarily at the experiences of children and young people in relation to their human rights. It is being submitted to the UN Committee on the Rights of the Child as part of the reporting process looking at children’s rights across the UK.


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